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Old 08-13-2014, 12:45 AM
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*HUG* I was just thinking about Plaid today...

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Old 08-13-2014, 12:48 AM
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I think a lot of us have been thinking of him today, especially.

I posted this on my Facebook and it seemed to get a good response:
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Why does it take the high profile suicide of a much loved celebrity to shine a spotlight on mental health and depression?
I am reading all these platitudes and quotes from his movies that have now become so much more significant and ironic in light of his death.
Last week, there was one I saw about loneliness. I have actually seen it a lot in the past. “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone." People have been sharing the heck out of that for a long time now, and nobody thought it was significant that a man who always seemed to have a smile on his face claimed to have felt lonely?
If someone who appeared to have it all, and to have his life together could feel so desperate and so much pain that he had no choice but to end it, then what about all of us average Joes?
Maybe it's time we started to pay attention to the people around us and really try to look at the burdens they are carrying and take them into account, or help to share the load. I know many people with depression and suicidal thoughts are really good at hiding it.
That's why we need to stop and think before we tease someone or make them the butt of a joke, or before we use harsh words or make assumptions that the person is seeking attention and faking their anxieties.
We do not know what is going on in anyone's head, so we have to do our best to be kind and build each other up rather than tearing down.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:28 AM
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An excellent post, Ree. If anything good can come of this news, it would be increased awareness of depression and other mental illnesses, and perhaps the removal of the stigma surrounding them and more help for those who need it.
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Four years. Feels like four minutes.

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Old 06-27-2015, 08:13 PM
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In some ways it feels like forever, and in some it was just an eye blink ago.

Rest in Peace, beautiful boy.
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:41 AM
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*hugs for all*

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Old 07-05-2015, 10:28 AM
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Oh wow, I remember him from the last time I was on the forums, I had no idea!

RIP Plaid

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Old 07-14-2015, 02:09 AM
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RIP Plaidman.
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